The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 25 16 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing XML 7 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.03% 8.30% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.73% 25.32% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +159.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +30.90%
XML
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
55 79 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.81% 32.78% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 85
Average daily rate £310 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Sheffield region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) WCF
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) LINQ
5 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
6 2 (16.67%) QlikView
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Palantir

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) QlikView
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) MS Access
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (16.67%) Spanish Language
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) WCF
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) WPF
4 3 (25.00%) LINQ
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
6 1 (8.33%) Ajax
6 1 (8.33%) RSS
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) MVC
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Document Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) SEO
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Palantir
2 2 (16.67%) Informatica
2 2 (16.67%) Trillium
2 2 (16.67%) Cognos
2 2 (16.67%) Ab Initio
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle